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Mon Mar 04 2019

Books: The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar: Roberts (ed.)

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 12-Dec-2018
From: Alyssa Russell <>
Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar: Roberts (ed.)
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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar
Published: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Ian Roberts
Paperback: ISBN: 9780198826170 Pages: 688 Price: U.S. $ 50.00

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This handbook provides a critical guide to the most central proposition in modern linguistics: the notion, generally known as Universal Grammar, that a universal set of structural principles underlies the grammatical diversity of the world's languages. Part I considers the implications of Universal Grammar for philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, and examines the history of the theory. Part II focuses on linguistic theory, looking at topics such as explanatory adequacy and how phonology and semantics fit into Universal Grammar. Parts III and IV look respectively at the insights derived from UG-inspired research on language acquisition, and at comparative syntax and language typology, while part V considers the evidence for Universal Grammar in phenomena such as creoles, language pathology, and sign language. The book will be a vital reference for linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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